‘Law & Order’ revival announces premiere date after originally signing off in 2010

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"Law & Order" cast in 2009 Photo credit Getty Images
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The original series that started the entire “Law & Order” franchise is ready for its close-up.

NBC has announced the premiere date of its re-launch of “Law & Order.”

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The revival series will return on February 24, 2022, more than a decade after initially signing off in 2010, reported TV Line. The show will air at 8 p.m. on Thursdays and will serve as a lead-in to its two offshoots, “Law & Order: SVU” at 9 p.m. and “Law & Order: Organized Crime” at 10 p.m.

It will be the 21st season for the Dick Wolf-created series, which originally premiered in 1990. The procedural aired for 20 seasons and featured a rotating cast over the course of its more than 400 episodes that included Chris Noth, Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, Angie Harmon, and Jesse L. Martin.

At the time of its cancellation, the show’s main cast consisted of Sam Waterston, S. Epatha Merkerson, Jeremy Sisto, Anthony Anderson, and Alana de la Garza.

It is unclear if any previous cast members will return to the revival. In November, it was announced “Burn Notice” actor Jeffrey Donovan would play a police officer, but no other casting has been revealed.

News of the revival was first disclosed in September.

"Law & Order is quite simply one of the most iconic shows in television history, and the idea of continuing its legacy and partnering with Dick on an all-new season is nothing short of exhilarating,” said Susan Rovner, Chairman for Entertainment Content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “This is great news for NBC as well as TV fans everywhere."

Fans may also see characters from “SVU” and “Organized Crime” make appearances on the “Law & Order” revival.

On Friday, Rovner said there will be “countless opportunities for crossovers across all three series.” Dun-dun!

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